Video Appearances

I never used to watch myself on video. It was too freaky. But over the last five years I've spent enough time in front of the camera that I'm finally comfortable with it. If you can't get enough David Holmes in person, check out this video library.


Aug. 15, 2018 tags:  infosec iot

F5Agility18: Application security and evolving threats

Here's a video interview done by none other than F5's Calvin Rowland himself. He and I are both 17-year veterans of F5 Networks, and we're both good (or at least energetic) on video. He's interviewing me for our Agility Live series, and I'm discussing some of our security research at F5 labs.


Aug. 1, 2018 tags:  in-the-news hackers

David Holmes: On the trade-off between security and convenience in technology

Bucket list item achieved. I was interviewed on live TV in the Philippines on the ANC Early Edition news program about consumer internet safety and how Filipinos view it through the lens of convenience vs. security. There were likely millions of people watching and but it was just so much fun! Would do it again :)


May 17, 2018 tags:  infosec

Managing Security in a Multi-Cloud Era

Here's a video interview of me talking about multi-cloud security. I don't honestly remember what I said it was so long ago but I'm sure it was dripping with profundity.


April 21, 2018 tags:  infosec iot

Australian CyberSecurity Magazine - IoT, DDoS and Threat Modeling

Here's an audio interview I did at the Australian CyberSecurity Conference at Canberra in April of 2018. About 10 minutes. A little background noise, because we just did it in a quietish corner of the conference.


March 25, 2018 tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

IoT: Moving to Security by Design

ISMG's Suparna Goswami interviewed me about my thoughts on IoT Security. 12 minutes of David Holmes braindumping IoT security at you.


Sept. 11, 2017 tags:  infosec

Anticipate! F5 Security Keynote Singapore

Here's the keynote I did for F5's security event in Singapore in June. I teach the audience how to threat model the internet of things (iot),


April 13, 2017 tags:  in-the-news infosec

CSO Perspectives Interview with David Holmes

Here's a 7 minute interview that CSO's Anthony Caruana did with me at the CSO Perspectives roadshow; this one was in Sydney. He asks about the new National Mandatory Breach Notification law, the Internet of Things, and where did I get that awesome shirt? Belgium.


July 6, 2016 tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography

SSL Outbound Visibility Lightboard Lesson

You’ve been having trouble sleeping because of the SSL visibility problem with all the fancy security tools that don’t do decryption. Put down that ambien, because this Lightboard Lesson solves it. In episode, David Holmes diagrams the Right Way (tm) to decrypt and orchestrate outbound SSL traffic, improving SSL visibility, decreasing failures and improving network performance.


Feb. 4, 2016 tags:  ddos

Firewall Roundtable Discussion

Here's a fun virtual roundtable that Brian McHenry and me did for the DevCentral guys, Jason Rahm and John Wagnon. Over a half hour we discuss the F5 advanced firewall module. We chat about the market, the history and some of the things that differentiate the product.


Feb. 1, 2016 tags:  infosec hackers

Cloud and the Security Skills Gap

F5 Network security evangelist David Holmes offers concrete advice about how cloud outsourcing can help companies with a talent shortfall solve three enterprise security problems: application security, penetration testing, and bug bounties.


June 15, 2015 tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography travel in-the-news

Polish TV: Hackers and Banks and Stuff

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Here's a 3 minute interview with yours truly in Warsaw, Poland. They have a polish guy talking over my audio track, which is neat if you know Polish. I don't.


June 3, 2015 tags:  in-the-news infosec

InfoSecurity Europe 2015 - David Holmes

TechWeekEurope's Michael Moore speaks to David Holmes, Senior Security Evangelist for F5 Networks, at InfoSecurity Europe 2015


April 23, 2015 tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography

RSA2015 – SSL Everywhere

This was a great interview, got lots of coverage. Good chemistry between myself and the awesome Pete Silva. F5 Worldwide Security Evangelist, David Holmes, talks about why the internet is going SSL Everywhere. He explains why there’s been a surge in encrypted traffic and reveals some interesting statistics from his ongoing research on the SSL protocol. Always an engaging guest, David takes us through Forward Secrecy, Strict Transport Security and SSL v3. What they solve and how they are being used in the wild.


Sept. 14, 2014 tags:  ddos

F5 DDoS Protection Architecture Overview

Not one of my favorite videos, but hey, it was real. Later I learned to take my glasses off, which brings you closer to the audience.


March 14, 2014 tags:  ddos

Why massive DDoS attacks are here to stay

Cyber journalist Byron Acohido interviewed me about DDoS attacks in 2014. I predicted ever larger ones, and I was right :)


Dec. 10, 2013 tags:  ddos

The DDoS Reference Architecture

Peter Silva meets with David Holmes to get the scoop on F5's DDoS Reference Architecture. David has circled the globe talking to customers about their security concerns and shares some of that insight along with explaining how F5 can mitigate those attacks.


Jan. 30, 2013 tags:  SSL-TLS cryptography

DevCentral Video Podcast - 20130130

Here's an old DevCentral video podcast featuring yours truly! Talking about security stuff of course